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Procedures and Responsibilities
Rights and Responsibilities of Individuals with Disabilities, University of Nebraska at Kearney
- To an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from employment, courses, academic programs, services, and activities offered through the University;
- To an equal opportunity to work and learn through reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, or services;
- To appropriate confidentiality of all disability-related information except as disclosure is required/permitted by law;
- To information made reasonably available in accessible formats.
- To determine whether or not to access accommodations.
- To meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for employment, academic programs, services, and activities;
- To self-identify as an individual with a disability, when an accommodation is needed, and to seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary;
- To provide documentation (from an appropriate professional) of a disability and demonstrate or document how the disability limits participation in employment, programs, services, or activities;
- To follow published procedures for obtaining information, services, and reasonable accommodations.
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Rights and Responsibilities of the University of Nebraska at Kearney
- To identify and establish essential functions, abilities, skills and knowledge for employment, programs, services, and activities, and to evaluate faculty, staff and students on this basis;
- To require current documentation that supports requests for reasonable accommodations and/or auxiliary services;
- To deny a request for accommodations and/or auxiliary aids if documentation fails to establish a disability or support the requested accommodation;
- To select among equally effective reasonable accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary services;
- To refuse an unreasonable accommodation, adjustment, and/or auxiliary service or one that imposes an undue hardship or fundamental alteration of a program or activity of the University.
- To ensure that employment, programs and activities, when viewed in the entirety, are made accessible in the most integrated and appropriate settings possible;
- To evaluate faculty, staff, students and applicants on their skills and abilities without regard to disability;
- To provide or arrange reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services for faculty, staff, students, and guests with disabilities in employment, academic programs, services, facilities, and activities;
- To maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication, except where permitted/required by law;
- To provide information in an accessible format upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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